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The Quiet Time




Finally winter has dawned. It was 42d F (5.5d C) today. I dared to venture outside onto the balcony in light clothes. The cold penetrated every part of the body and I felt the chill up the spine. It felt like the forces of nature were shaking me and waking me up. Many of us have a habit of creating a bubble around us because of our fancies - unable to perceive the reality and accept it. This exposure to brutal temperature craked that bubble - a much needed respite.
Around the same time I was experiencing this I witnessed the most beautiful sky at the time of sunset for few minutes Attached is the picture. It calmed my mind and felt very peaceful. I feel a strong urge not to be sad anymore - simply step back, contemplate and make the best of what this situation is offering me.

A quiet time - with nature and the universe - even for a few minutes - makes you realize that life is a wonderful experience and has a lot to offer. It upon us to explore the unknown or brood over the known.

26 comments:

annie said...

Lovely view of pics..everytin calm n serene gives so much peace. Wish life was like that too.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Great..very positive..keep it up..good luck..lovely pics too
Tc
Cu

david santos said...

Ceedy, My friend, Please!

Send an email to the Brazil embassj your country and repor the injustice that the brazilian courts are making with this girl

Thank you

The resignation is to stop the evolution. (David Santos in times without end)

David Santos

Abhishek Khanna said...

cool pics

Ashu said...

Lovely pics man. The winter in NJ is really awesome, isnt it. the freezin views and the snowfall, wow its amazing. m waiting for the 1st snowfall :)

KP said...

another year...another winter...Life goes on......

Pri said...

lovely pics...:)
i really need this optimistic approach to life ...
refreshing post!

c e e d y said...

@annie
Yes life does exist like that in Utopia :(
But in real life these little moments when nature shows its wonders is what I cherish.

c e e d y said...

@compassion unlimitted
Thanks, am going to keep being positive.
Cheers and tc

c e e d y said...

@abhishek khanna
Thanks

@ashu
Yes winter makes NY and NJ into a wonderland, specially the fisrt snow (then it kinda becomes dirty as it melts). I still love and wait for that first snow after 9 yrs.

c e e d y said...

@kp
Yes it goes on but you are one year older and "supposed" to be happier and mature also.
Cheer up dude

@pri
I am trying to be optimist. Lets see how long it lasts ;P

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

the pics are beautiful :)

Yeah winter is here.. and unlike there... our winter is killer! :)

Thinking aloud said...

isn't nature wonderful..sometimes serene, sometimes furious...its like telling us... never underestimate, i have the power to shake you...
take care, s

annie said...

Yup...sometimes v have to find happiness in the arms of nature only. Wot tragedy..hah

Kedar said...

Good positive attitude..so serene..cool pics btw..keep up the work ceedy!!

c e e d y said...

@raaji
yes it is a killer but it gets beautiful too. go upto the mountains or in the woods just after its snows :)

@thinking aloud
thanks for visiting the blog - yes nature has its own ways to make us realize dont ignore me - tsunami, bhuj, katrina.....

c e e d y said...

@annie
well a guy is also a gift of nature - so you are right - in the arms of nature only.....as long as its the opposite kind ;)

@kedar
tnx for visiting

Apaksh said...

Nice snaps...
I think serenity has a lot to do with cognizance of oneself.
The best feeling one can experience is to have peace of mind.
Best luck dude…

c e e d y said...

@apaksh
Dude thanks for revisting after a while. Looks like you were on a long haitus.

Thanks for the wishes, the more I am "Cognizant" of myself the more I get confused.....but thanks for the wishes

Anonymous said...

Osho once said that the Earth doesn't advertise herself when she gives birth to the flowers and buds in the spring, or when she covers the land with the pure snow, she stays humble in her beauty. Her beauty is so natural that she doesn't have a need to show it off. Why people have problems doing the same thing? Our bubble of fancies dims our true light. Congratulations for breaking it :)

Jaggu said...

Chintan...beautiful pictures...i am missing the stay there now which I spent with you for 4 months...hope winter would be too good in NJ & NY. Enjoy buddy...

c e e d y said...

@jaggu
Thanks dude...those were solemn and great 4 months we shared...cheers to new friendship :)

Mansi Desai said...

really calm and soothing!! nice portrayal of the dusk..and winter:)

Happy Diwali to you and your family Ceedy!! hope the coming year brings you tonnes of happiness:)

c e e d y said...

@anonymous
Osho and his teachings are a gold mine of philosophical information. It requires courage to follow even some of his ideas.
Thanks for acknowledging my bubble breaking :)

c e e d y said...

@mansi desai
Thanks and happy diwali to you too

Anne Kaz said...

Beautifull photographs :)

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